Why do older homes have storm windows?
As the name suggests, storm windows were introduced in the 1930s to protect traditional wood frame, single-glazed windows from inclement weather. This extra layer of protection also improved the thermal performance of single-pane windows, and it reduced drafts. During warmer days, triple-track storm windows gave homeowners the option to replace glass with screens to allow breezes (without the accompanying mosquitoes).
Do I need storms windows if I have energy efficient double-pane windows?
While storm windows were a wise investment for 20th century homeowners, modern vinyl windows don’t require an extra layer of protection. Homeowners reap all the rewards of storm windows with ENERGY STAR-rated double-pane windows: energy efficiency, protection from the elements, versatile functionality, plus a few extra perks you don’t get from storm windows.
ENERGY STAR-rated vinyl windows offer unparalleled energy savings.
Traditionally, storm windows improved the thermal efficiency of single-paned windows by creating dead air space between the storm and the primary windows. The space created by adding a storm window reduced heat conduction that contributes to heat loss in winter, and it reduced solar heat gain in the summer. It also decreased air filtration through cracks and gaps common in wood frame windows.
Vinyl double-hung windows resist weather wear and tear.
Unlike single-pane windows made from wood and other traditional materials, vinyl double-hung windows maintain their beautiful, clean appearance for years with little to no maintenance. These durable modern windows don’t absorb water, and they don’t expand and contract the way traditional windows do.
Kas-Kel’s custom manufacturing formula combines superior PVC compounds to produce a vinyl window that surpasses leading competitors and exceeds local building code in terms of long-lasting durability. They hold up well against inclement weather and the march of time without cracking, warping, or rotting, improving your home’s curb appeal and sustainability.
Vinyl replacement windows offer homeowners incredible versatility.
Modern vinyl windows come in a wide array of attractive architectural styles with features, shapes, and colors to satisfy the most exacting design requirements. Kas-Kel’s double-hung windows allow users to control ventilation flow with vertically sliding sashes that open from both the top and bottom and come equipped with a design feature that holds the open sash or sashes in place at any position. Plus, our tilt-in feature makes for hassle-free cleaning. Vinyl replacement windows can also be customized to perfectly fit any space, unlike traditional windows and storm windows.
Modernize your home with energy efficient double-pane windows.
Kasson and Keller manufactures a complete line of replacement and new construction vinyl window products. Our products have been installed in projects ranging from Tract Builders, Multi-Million Dollar homes, 10 story federal housing projects and in U.S. Military Facilities. Get in touch today to learn more about how energy efficient windows can modernize your home.